Tag Archives: Myron Ullman

Simon, Ullman Named to NRF Board

Bill Simon

NEW YORK-Bill Simon, president and CEO of Walmart U.S., and J.C. Penney CEO Myron Ullman III have been elected to the board of directors of the National Retail Federation. Along with Simon and Ullman, NRF elected to its board Steve Knopik, CEO of Beall’s; Lori Mitchell-Keller, senior vice president and head of the global retailMore »

Last updated: January 13, 2014

Resolutions for 2014

Duke_Ratliff

By Duke Ratliff With holiday shopping (and selling) in the rearview mirror, home furnishings executives can now focus on the year ahead. Here are a few resolutions for the new year that notable individuals and institutions can make to make it a successful 2014. Walmart’s new leaders Doug McMillon and David Cheesewright should resolve toMore »

Last updated: December 20, 2013

A Lesson in Retail

Michael Gould

Last week brought the announcement that Michael Gould will step down as head of Bloomingdale’s this coming February. Gould is preparing to leave the scene at a time when the business world is wondering whether two other iconic retailers, J.C. Penney and Sears, will survive. The two chains have taken different routes to get toMore »

Last updated: November 4, 2013

J.C. Penney Cites “Solid Progress” in Turnaround; Home Department Still Weak

J.C. Penney

PLANO, Texas-J.C. Penney said its turnaround efforts have resulted in “solid progress” in terms of improving sales figures and its efforts to reconnect with its core customers, but that the home department remains an area of weakness in terms of sales trends. In a statement issued this morning, the retailer said September same-store sales wereMore »

Last updated: October 8, 2013

Hodges Tabbed to Lead Home Merchandising for J.C. Penney

Jan Hodges

PLANO, Texas-Jan Hodges has been named senior vice president and general merchandise manager for home at J.C. Penney. The appointment goes into effect on Nov. 1. Hodges succeeds Paul Rutenis, who left the retailer in July. Hodges will be responsible for the merchandising of the retailer’s entire home department. She will report to Liz Sweney,More »

Last updated: October 4, 2013

Vornado Chairman Roth Resigns from JCP Board as Company Looks to Sell Stake

Steven Roth

NEW YORK-In another high-profile exit, Steven Roth, chairman of Vornado Realty Trust, has resigned from the J.C. Penney board of directors. In addition, Vornado said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that Joseph Macnow, its executive vice president-finance and chief administrative officer, said “at a recent conference” that Vornado expects toMore »

Last updated: September 16, 2013

MSLO: J.C. Penney Deal Still On

Martha Stewart

NEW YORK–The agreement between J.C. Penney and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) remains in effect, according to a statement from MSLO. The statement, as received by HFN, is an apparent contradiction of a report which stated that J.C. Penney’s CEO, Myron Ullman, had decided to end the deal and remove Martha Stewart-branded merchandise from theMore »

Last updated: September 10, 2013

Report: JCP to End Martha Stewart Deal

J.C. Penney

NEW YORK-J.C. Penney will take its Martha Stewart merchandise off its shelves, according to a report from the New York Post, in an apparent end to the highly controversial deal between the retailer and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO). The report, which has been picked up by numerous news outlets, said Myron Ullman, J.C. Penney’sMore »

Last updated: September 6, 2013